If you don't live near an Italian bakery, than you are missing out on Sicilian cannoli. And this is one issue that we feel needs to be resolved quickly. Our solution: make your own cannoli -- and lots of them. While it's true that cannoli recipes may be a little involved, they are definitely worth ever effort (for the ricotta and mascarpone alone). How can fried pastry dough stuffed with a creamy, sweet filling not be?
Cannoli recipes hold the perfect balance of texture and flavor, which is why we don't mind all the steps it takes to make them. But if don't have the time to make the real thing, we've also found easy cannoli recipes that take no time to put together.